I know, when you think of Maui, you do not think “budget”. But lucky for you, if you do it right, you can thoroughly enjoy Maui without going into debt or promising your first born over to rumpelstiltskin. You just need to do a little bit of research.
First off, transportation. Despite all the rental car and hotel deals you find, you can always find a better one through local businesses. There are plenty of reputable small businesses on island that you can rent a car through or even Turo. But if you are really on a budget and can’t afford to rent, you can uber or lyft around, or even walk. One of the amazing things about Kihei is that the majority of Vacation Rentals are within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shopping areas, and everything else is within 10 miles.
Trying all the food that Maui has to offer is a must, and of course calories don’t count on vacation right? ;). Although I know that eating out every meal tends to burn a hole in your pocket. So here are a few places you can eat in between those splurge worthy restaurants. Island Gourmet is a little deli in some ABC stores, that sell things from gourmet burgers, to loco mocos, to sushi and poke. This is a perfect place to eat if you are looking for a variety of food options. Happy hours are amazing, most bar restaurants have amazing happy hours, where you can order drinks and selected food items for a good deal! Last food trucks, a lot of food trucks serve pretty big portion sizes that you can u
Some may think that beaches are so “basic” or “touristy”, but Maui beaches have so much to offer and are everywhere and most importantly free! I would recommend going to a local abc store, walmart, or dive shop and buy or rent yourself a snorkel set. Maui waters are so clear and full of beautiful tropical fish and coral reefs, it is truly an experience. And of course there are plenty of waves to jump over and swim through and on a calm day, might even be perfect for a nice floatie! So take advantage of the beaches!